Out To Lunch

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

When you tune in to Out to Lunch, you'll find economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant.

Each week Peter invites guests from the new world of the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc. magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the U.S. to be an entrepreneur, and Out to Lunch is at the forefront of the new New Orleans.

Major support for Out to Lunch comes from Jones Walker and BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana. Additional support comes from LUBA Workers' Comp.

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Out To Lunch
2:06 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Out To Lunch: Location, Location, Location

Rick Haase and Pres Kabacoff.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Pres Kabacoff and his company HRI Properties have had an enormous impact on the city of New Orleans — from building Beau Chêne on the Northshore to pioneering a return to inner-city living by bringing back the Warehouse District.

Rick Haase has shepherded Latter and Blum into becoming the biggest real estate player in the Gulf South.  

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Out To Lunch: Tinsel Town

Lenny Alsfeld and Susan Brennan, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The film business continues to grow so quickly that the term "Hollywood South" is becoming less of a quaint marketing moniker and more literally true with every movie that shoots here. Part of the reason for the growth is financial — state tax credits — and the other part is the crew and facilities now available here.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Out To Lunch: Social Media Angel

Chris Schulz, Peter Ricchiuti and McKenzie Coco.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

This week on Out to Lunch: Chris Schulz is founder of angel investor Voodoo Ventures and NOLA IT-central Launchpad. Once you get your business up and running McKenzie Coco's FSC Interactive will get you noticed. As will your hip sunglasses from KREWE du optic.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

From A To B: Absinthe To Beer

Jedd Haas, Argyle Wolfknapp and Kirk Coco.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, we wonder: what kind of business person looks at the New Orleans landscape and decides we need more booze? Kirk Coco from NOLA Brewing and Jedd Haas from Atelier Vie, that's who.

Plus, what's next for Idea Village prize winning biz Your Nutrition Delivered?

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Out To Lunch: You Smell Lucky

Peter Ricchiuti, Amy Wendel and Jerry Strahan.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Jerry Strahan has been wrangling Lucky Dogs vendors for nearly 40 years and has the stories to prove it. Amy Wendel carries on the family tradition of Hove, the French Quarter's French Creole perfumery.

Plus, Amy and Jerry pay it forward with online marketers Ember Networks.

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Out To Lunch
4:37 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Out To Lunch: Meat 'N Eggs

Tess Monaghan, Peter Ricchiuti and Seth Hamstead.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Good local meat meets local Good Eggs. Seth Hamstead from full-service butcher Cleaver & Co., and Tess Monaghan from online farmer's market Good Eggs, are leading the local revolution back to the future of good, old fashioned, locally grown, seasonal and sustainable food. And they deliver.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Out To Lunch: Ultraviolet Hydrocarbons

Robert Suggs and Todd Hornbeck.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, at either end of the energy spectrum, Robert Suggs from South Coast Solar and Todd Hornbeck from Hornbeck Offshore Services are in very different worlds. But they do have a few ideas in common about NOLA Bikinis.

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NOLA Icons Talk Business
1:00 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Out To Lunch: Bevolo & Beignets

Burt Benrud and Drew Bevolo.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Two icons that say New Orleans: the gas lamp and the beignet. Drew Bevolo's family founded and has owned Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights since 1945. Burt Benrud's family business, Café du Monde, started up in the 1860's.

These two standard bearers of New Orleans' enduring icons talk about the present, the future, and entrepreneur NOLA Pie Guy.

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NOLA Baby Biz
1:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Out To Lunch: All About You, Baby!

Dana Keren, Latona Giwa, Angelle Missios and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, Latona Giwa from Birthmark Doula Collective breaks down the A-B-C-sections of the NOLA baby biz. Angelle Missios, NOLA Birth Photographer, is there to capture baby's first breath and first Facebook post.

Plus, Angelle and Latona pay it forward with The Elmer Group's Nerium.

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Hola Hubig!
1:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Out To Lunch: Hola Hubig!

L-R Drew Ramsey and Rod Olsen
Grant Morris

Drew Ramsey, the high priest of Hubig's, is facing his century-old company's challenge of rebuilding after a devastating fire destroyed Hubig's factory. Rod Olsen, the titan of tortillas, jumped ship from Zapp's to launch Hola Nola Foods, Louisiana's first and only tortilla maker.

In Pay it Forward, ShopLocalStyle brings Magazine Street to the world.

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